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The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe

Autore: F E Close
Editore: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stake-what we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Peter Higgs; G 't Hooft; James D Bjorken; James D Bjorken; Peter Higgs; G 't Hooft
Tipo documento {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: F E Close
{0} 9780199593507 0199593507
Numero OCLC: 751715986
Descrizione: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: ACT I: GENESIS ; 1. The ultraviolet catastrophe ; 2. One in a million ; 3. The smile of the Cheshire Cat ; ACT II:THE ACT(OR)S ; 4. The infinity puzzle ; 5. Broken symmetries ; 6. Missed opportunities ; 7. Peter Higgs ; 8. Enter Gerard 't Hooft ; ACT III: REVELATIONS ; 9. BJ and the cosmic quarks ; 10. Quantum chromodynamics ; 11. Heavy light ; 12. The big machine ; 13. To infinity and beyond
Responsabilità: Frank Close.
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